The UK’s original and biggest Festival of Light returns to Longleat for the festive period with a magical journey through time and space.
Running from November 9th to January 6th, ‘A Fantastic Voyage’ is the Wiltshire attraction’s most ambitious ever Christmas event; featuring more than a 1,000 different illuminated lanterns.From Ancient Egypt, complete with a stunning 20-metre-tall Great pyramid, to a rocket voyage around the solar system and its planets, the fantastic new theme incorporates more than a dozen, extraordinary walk-through scenes.
Visitors join adventurous brother and sister duo, Harry and Bea, and their fearless canine companion, Monty as they embark on an epic, enchanted journey. There’s the chance to travel under the sea, go back in time to the age of dinosaurs, visit the frozen Arctic and witness a castle besieged by knights in armour.
Other displays feature scenes from South America, Japan, India andPapua New Guinea, along with a 28-metre-long steam train, biplane and hot air balloon. The ever-popular Musical Christmas Tree Show returns with its tale of seasonal joy, complete with snow, and the Santa Train will be transporting visitors to meet Father Christmas in his wintry woodland grotto.
Visitors can also enjoy the magic of storytelling with ‘A Flight Before Christmas’ – a unique festive experience featuring real flying owls, plus there’s the chance to go on a drive-through Winter Safari, visit Monkey Temple and Jungle Kingdom, embark on a Jungle Cruise and explore the illuminated Hedge Maze.
Longleat House will be decorated in style for a 1920s Christmas complete with live characters dotted throughout to make you really feel like you have travelled back through time.
The Festival of Light – A Fantastic Voyage opens Fridays to Sundays from November 9th to 25th. Daily from November 30th to January 6th (excluding Christmas Day).
For more information on the Festival of Light go to www.longleat.co.uk/festival-of-light. Groups of 12+ can access exclusive perks and discounts of up to 30% off. Group Adult ticket prices range from £24.40 to £26.00. Advance booking is essential